Meet our Team

Dr. Lindsey Rockwood, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Rockwood was born and raised off highway 68 and after being away at school for many years, she has returned to the immediate area. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be a veterinarian and has always had a love and respect for all animals. As a child, her family would bring their pets to see Dr. Susan Parry at Toro Park and she has fond memories of always having a positive experience at the hospital.

Dr. Rockwood completed her prerequisite courses at Colorado University, Boulder and UC Davis with a major in Animal Biology and minor in Spanish. While living in Davis, she volunteered and later worked for the University's Teaching Hospital as a technician in the Large Animal Intensive Care Unit, caring for critically ill patients including horses, premature foals, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. The skills acquired as an ICU technician definitely helped her through veterinary school. Dr. Rockwood graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and has been practicing on the Monterey Peninsula ever since. Her special interests include acupuncture and rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, and nutritional management of medical conditions.

Dr. Rockwood is very passionate about her career, but in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her son. He has become an avid lover of snowboarding, hiking, and camping - just like his mom! Her fur family includes a cute young Chihuahua mix, a young sweet Golden Retriever and a sweet lovable cat that enjoys playing with the dogs.

Years in Practice: 12

Education: Colorado University, Boulder Colorado, UC Davis, and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians- Fort Collins Colorado

Dr. Loly Hogans, DVM

Dr. Loly Hogans was born and raised in the Bay Area by her parents who emigrated from Peru.  Dr. Hogans obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  In 1989 she graduated in the top of her class from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis and she has loved every step of her career.

 She was a cofounder of Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital in Salinas and ran the hospital for over 25 years before moving on. Dr. Hogans completed a Don Low Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in abdominal ultrasound.  She also has special interests in ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine. She loves being in a profession where she can be active, use her creative side, and learn something new every day, all while helping to prevent disease.

 In her spare time, Dr. Hogans enjoys gardening, hiking, bike riding, cooking and taking care of her two beautiful grandchildren. Her extended family also includes 4 dogs, one cat and 2 chickens.

Years in Practice: 31


Practice Manager


Danielle is our new Practice Manager.  She was born and raised in Castroville and has lived on the peninsula all her life.  

She has had dogs in her life as far back as she can remember and will always have a dog in her life if she is in control.  Her current fur baby is Bella, an American Staffordshire Terrier aka Pit Bull who she rescued from the Monterey County SPCA in January of 2019.  It has been a love affair since the moment she spotted her fur baby and in her off time you may spot the two of them at the beach.  In her off time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and cuddling with Bella.

Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Years in Practice: 1.5


Operations Manager, CVA


Brad is our Operations Manager and  has lived on the peninsula for 27 years.

He is married with two girls and lives on a five acre ranch with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 9 ducks, 12 chickens, 4 goats, 1 pig, 4 birds and 3 fish tanks. In his off time you can find him gardening, playing table top games and building aquaponics systems as well as spending time with his family.

Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind

Years in Practice: 18


Lead Kennel


Sandra is our wonderful Kennel Lead. She was born in Tacoma Washington, but quickly moved to Salinas and has been a resident for 48 years.

She has Lobo the Siberian Husky who is the center of her world. Over the years she's had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, African Sulcuta Tortoise and fish. Her dream goal would be to work with wolves. In her off time she's with Lobo and her husband either at the beach or river. She also loves to go to all the monster truck events that she can every year.

Favorite book : White Fang

Years in Practice: 8


lead receptionist


Danny was born and raised in Oceanside, CA but moved to Salinas in March of this year. She has a 6 year old Maltipoo named Ollie who she lovingly refers to as her “little meatball” because he is so round and fluffy.

In her off time you can find her with her husband looking at dream homes and exploring the Monterey Peninsula searching out the best places to eat.

Favorite book: Zodiac by Robert Graysmith, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan or any of the Harry Potter books

Years in Practice: First Year!


Veterinary assistant


Carol is one of our Certified Veterinary Assistants. She was born in Carmel and has lived on the peninsula her whole life.

She has 2 dogs and 4 chickens. In her off time you can find her gardening or planning her future living in a small house and spending time with her family.

Favorite Book: Eragon

Years in Practice: 15


Veterinary Assistant


Janet is one of our Veterinary Assistants.  She was born in Indio, CA and currently resides in San Ardo.  

She has a menagerie of animals – 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 cats, 30 chickens and 2 fish tanks.  In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family, relaxing on her ranch or reading a good mystery book

Favorite book: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Years In Practice: 3


Veterinary Assistant


Jennifer is originally from San Jose, CA and moved to the Peninsula 8 years ago. Her passion has always been in helping both animals and people in any way she can. She has three rescue cats: the one eyed Scarlet, voluptuous Fancy and mischievous Mangosteen. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors on a good adventure or thrifting.

Favorite Book: Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz or This is How by Augusten Burroughs

Years in Practice: 7


Kennel staff


Angela was born in Monterey, and has lived on the peninsula her whole life minus a brief time in Maryland and Napa.

She has been in the industry for 3 years as a Professional Dog Groomer, before changing towards the vet industry where she aspires to be a Veterinary Assistant. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats and in her off time you can find her drawing, reading, playing video games/board games, sewing, knitting, rock gym, hiking, baking and doll customization.

Favorite Book: Batman The Long Halloween

Years In Practice: 1




Cathe is our Bookkeeper. She was born in Carmel and has lived on and off the peninsula for her whole life.

She has 1 horse, 32 year old Arabian named Chardonnay and a Beagle named Tulip. In her off time you can find her playing with horses and following/supporting her grandkids with athletics.

Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing

Years in Practice: 10


Office Manager


Simon is a 7 year old Maine Coon that has been a resident at the hospital since 2014. Shortly after purchasing the hospital, Simon was looking for a home. He had been an indoor only cat up in the Redding area and had gone missing from a house full of roommates. When he was located (months after going missing) one of our staff stepped in to find him a suitable home. We have been his furrever home ever since.

Simon loves sleeping the day away in reception and introducing himself to new clients by begging for love and attention. Simon's favorite hobby is knocking important small items off of counter tops for attention and taste testing whatever the staff is having for lunch when they are not looking.


Peace Keeper


RIP BLUEBERRY | 2003-2020
Blueberry came to live with us in 2016 after his owner lost a long battle with cancer. Blueberry had been a patient at the hospital for many years and we all grew fond of him as he would come to stay with us. He was always a feisty feline until his geriatric years he had finally mellowed a bit.

Blueberry enjoyed snuggles with the staff and had a very special bond with a few of the staff over the years. He battled issues with his eyes and lost them both in the past two years.

He will be missed!